Crystal Sound Lounge is a dedicated studio space for sound baths in Central London (Paddington.) We’ve been rated top place to do a sound-bath by Tatler, Evening Standard and The Metro. We run a variety of different sound-baths open to the public throughout the week. Website and bookings at http://www.crystalsoundlounge.com/booking .
Sound baths are for everyone interested in finding a way to relax and declutter the mind. Clients participate in a group sound session by simply “lying down, listening and letting go” while a sound practitioner plays a series of instruments including crystal bowls and gongs. The client is surrounded by the sounds and vibrations of pure crystal and gongs which result in a deep sense of wellbeing and calm. In an increasingly connected world, a sound session is the perfect one hour digital detox.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOUND BATHS/ SESSIONS OFFERED?
Crystal Bowl Session: A specialist plays different sized crystal bowls made of pure quartz which promote a sense of deep relaxation. They are up to 8 white frosted bowls covering a full music octave and producing different notes and intervals. The bowls are very heavy and emit a pure sound.
Alchemy Crystal Bowl Session: The Alchemy bowls are crystal bowls infused with rare and precious minerals such as ruby, gold, mother of pearl, amethyst, rose quartz, lapis lazuli and tourmaline. The addition of metals or gemstones to the Alchemy Crystal Bowls adds another dimension by dampening or filtering the pure crystal sound. Additionally, these elements on their own has beneficial effects to human psychology.
Gong Session: A specialist plays a large gong which is a large flat circular metal disk which is hit with a mallet. Gongs have been used for over 5,000 years for healing, ritual, ceremony and musical purposes and come from Eastern and Southern East Asian. The Gong produces a strong sound wave, which has a slightly more stimulating effect with deeper reverberations.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SOUND BATH/ SESSION?
What happens in a crystal sound relaxation session: A session is typically 45 minutes held in a group of up to 10 people. In the studio, you either lie down or sit and will be provided with mats and blankets. The sound specialist will then play different crystal bowls and instruments to create beautiful relaxing sounds that put your mind and body into a deep sense of relaxation during which you may fall asleep. Following the end of the session you will be gently awoken by the practitioner and there will be a few moments silence before returning to the outside world.